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Synonyms for guerrilla

freedom fighter


Synonyms for guerrilla

a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment

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India's guerillas are keen on following Mao's preaching, despite the fact that his demise paved the way for the reforms initiated by Deng Xiaoping, which have transformed China in rapid fashion into a global economic powerhouse.
According to the Maoists, the base force of about 30,000 guerillas have all been trained in the technical skills needed for making and planting improvised explosive devices - the notorious IEDs that Americans face in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In For Whom the Bell Tolls, his particular blend of action, love story and documentary, Hemingway based the military leaders on real people and the progress of the war on actual events, but focused on how a particular guerilla group actually fought.
The guerillas even gunned down four Macedonian police officers 13 months before the recent fighting broke out, and issued official communiques calling themselves the "Albanian National Army.
Meanwhile, the "good guys," Macedonia's Albanian and Slav moderates, were downplaying and even denying the existence of the guerillas.
The guerillas took their name from Manuel Quintin Lame, a Paez Indian who led a rebellion in the 1920s against forced labor and land seizures.
The guerillas have continued perfecting their methods of operation at each of these stages.
In the 1980s, it was a war between the guerillas and the government Now, we are in another war of society against itself," says Jesuit Father Rodolfo Cardenal, vice-rector of Central American University in San Salvador.
The FARC now has a force of 15,000 guerillas, a high percentage of whom are minors, some only 13 or 14 years old.
She concludes with guidelines for managing government guerillas.
Lazy commanders set up huge World War II-style base camps--senseless in a war without fronts--and sent their troops on unwidely search-and-destroy operations that the guerillas had little trouble eluding.